'The Voice' Season 18 Finale: Thunderstorm Artis pays tribute to Hawaii with 'Sedona' and slays with every note
The original song got some extra help from Songland's Ryan Tedder and Nick Jonas
Team Nick Jonas's Thunderstorm Artis performed 'Sedona', his original song, which he put together with the help of the lead vocalist of the group OneRepublic, Ryan Tedder.
"Okay WHAT! Nick Jonas, Ryan Tedder and Thunderstorm collaborating together!?!? DREAM! #TheVoice @NBCTheVoice," tweeted one incredulous fan, while another said, "Nick got Ryan Tedder to work with Thunderstorm... his mind. The other coaches are shaking."
One fan stated, "Nick watching Thunderstorm show his song to Ryan Tedder... he knows he’s about to win #TheVoice," along with images of Nick looking mighty confident in his team tonight. Another fan tweeted, "You can really tell how proud @nickjonas is of Thunderstorm it really warms my heart to see it #TheVoice."
'Sedona' is an ode to the mountains of Hawaii as opposed to its beaches and tourist spots. Thunderstorm gave a shout out to the tropical paradise that he calls home in this song, and it definitely proved to be a winner as far as fans were concerned.
"So far that is my favorite original #TheVoice2020," tweeted one fan, while another stated, "This original song by thunderstorm artis is amazing and incredible tonight, It was a great performance #TheVoice #VoiceFinale." And one fan said, " Pulling at my heartstrings with the longing and gorgeous folk guitar strumming. He is so friggin talented. It’s not even fair. I’m buying this one Kinda puts me in the mind of Simon and Garfunkel."
One fan shared, "Now this original song would sell on #itunes. Thunderstorm is in it to win it #TheVoice," and another said, "I’m pretending like I’m “deciding” about my vote on #TheVoice. (Clearly, I’m voting for Thunderstorm. He doesn’t even need to sing ONE DAMN NOTE.)"
He did, however, sing plenty of notes and slayed every single one.
"Thunderstorm’s voice is just so soft #TheVoice #TeamVoice #VoiceFinale," tweeted one fan, and another said, "THUNDERSTORM PLEASE. That rasp tho. #TheVoice." Others commended his guitar playing, with one fan tweeting, "Thunderstorm Artis is using 2 capos. I’ve played guitar for 50 years and never seen that. Love his playing. #thevoice."
John Legend called the performance and Thunderstorm mesmerizing, adding that he has a magical vocal tone that is somehow both raspy and angelic at the same time. He also added that Thunderstorm's masterful guitar playing and great songwriting made him an all-round artiste. Nick stated he was so incredibly proud, concurring that his mentee was a true artiste.
Nick also added that the growth Thunderstorm has shown from the beginning of the show till now culminated in the highest point for him with an original solo song that turned out to be his best performance on show yet.